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by Mike_R
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Help on module busses
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Help on module busses

I do try to check every week or so, but yes there is very little traffic. I think most are on facebook etc. I find it hard to keep track of those unless glued to the phone, which I'm not. Any useful information gets lost after a short time.
by Mike_R
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Help on module busses
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Help on module busses

1. All our track sockets are red, most important is that they are clearly marked as the track bus and wired left socket to left rail etc. 2. We (Western Union) use black for the accessory bus, as with 1. they need to be differently marked to avoid being confused with the track bus. They do both carr...
by Mike_R
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: boxfile layouts
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: boxfile layouts

My Father is helping me with the three way point, he is using slide switches to change both the switches and the polarity. any views on this would be most appreciated. I've used both slide and toggle switches to move the to move the blades and switch the frog. Both work well, just make sure the swi...
by Mike_R
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Paint Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: Paint Markers

Missed this one! Once dry the acrylics do not come off, make sure they are where you want them! The markers dry in seconds, you have to be quick to remove them. I do small patches at a time. The washes take longer to dry maybe 1/2 hour to fully dry. I usually do a white wash first to fade the car, t...
by Mike_R
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Paint Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: Paint Markers

Two cars again weathered with acrylic paint pens and washes. Both were done from photos. A DIFCO side dump car. The black patches under the stripes look like they were brush painted so are this rough. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/38789772270_ba1c4ceba1_o.jpg 11th Avenue difco gondola weatheri...
by Mike_R
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 24482

Re: 11th Avenue

Now I am taking 11th Avenue to Devon Freemo I thought it was about time I built the depot, I bought the Walthers Union Station kit about 15 years ago! but so far there have only been paper stand ins on the layout. If you have seen my previous buildings you will know I like to detail the insides and ...
by Mike_R
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Logging SIG
Topic: Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Hello

I saw your article in the Roundhouse, as no one has made contact here is mine. I started modelling logging back in the 80's, but not much in the last ten. I have a layout built back then, which was exhibited in the South West for over 15 years and once in London. It was in Continental Modeller back ...
by Mike_R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Last corner

Not only have I reused the corners, but my 23rd Street module is built from three boards I made in the 80s! They used to be the front of a continuous exhibition layout, then spent about 20 years in my loft before reuse. They were 18" wide just right for the single track standard. I still have the re...
by Mike_R
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Last corner

Dean, if you mean changing the board. It used to be one of four 90º corners used with our old double track modular layout, see photo. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/24964362978_1ec8f511a6_o.jpg Modular0080 copy by Mike Ruby , on Flickr These corners went out of use when we changed to single tra...
by Mike_R
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Last corner

The new ends and sides are now fitted, next the leg sockets. Problem is the half with the bridge has the board inverted, i.e. the deck is on the bottom. I think the multitool will earn its keep here, a brilliant tool for cutting in tight awkward spaces.
by Mike_R
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 24482

Fire station

After a long time another building finished. For years my fire station was as bought a Walthers ready built. I have painted the exterior, detailed the interior and added lighting. Before https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/38033721054_c97099c0cd_o.jpg 11th Avenue vehicles by Mike Ruby , on Flickr Af...
by Mike_R
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Last corner
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Last corner

I'm rebuilding my last double track corner into a single track standard module. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4576/24876962088_c5ccaa88ee_o.jpg [/url] New single module corner by Mike Ruby , on Flickr So far I've removed the inner track, the outer will remain and become the new single track. The bo...
by Mike_R
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Electricals
Topic: Sound effects on the railroad
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Re: Sound effects on the railroad

Interesting, for short recordings old small capacity SD cards could be used. I've recorded free downloaded samples and arranged them into a sound track I burnt to CD. A cheap CD player under the layout is then used to play them. This method allowed for a 30+ minute sound file. One had city sounds wi...
by Mike_R
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

As shown in the photo I linked to, you don't need a switch to get to four rails. It would be an interesting bit of track to build and you only need one on the lead to the turntable.
by Mike_R
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge SIG
Topic: Dual-Gauge operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: Dual-Gauge operations

All the Google evidence shows that there were four rails on the turntable.
See here for the way to go from three to four rails.

http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,121539